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Jul 12

Good morning, Father!
Thank you for the last few highly productive days, and THANK YOU for the breakthrough yesterday — FINALLY getting to the point where I have a large enough percentage of my products updated — both Spanish and PreK-1 — that I feel comfortable enough to put a little more time and effort into building out other topics on the new ONE site! NOW I can have a little more FUN, instead of forcing myself to work on mostly JUST Spanish! Thank you for helping me make daily progress on my other daily tasks like HSL color wheels (yay!), pictures for this old man I am organizing for his upcoming birthday, adding car pics and art prompts to the new site in little trickles each day… and my own personal maintenance things like studying Dutch and Indonesian, listening to audiobooks, and reading a little bit each day. Of course, I still try to have my little workouts several times every day, and do my “chores” of cooking and cleaning, heehee. It’s a simple, frugal life — very FULL of activities right now, and I am finally EXCITED again about my work, now that I have enough of the SERIOUS, necessary stuffs out of the way to allow me some time to PLAY! 😀

 
Luke 10:38-42 ERV

While Jesus and his followers were traveling, he went into a town, and a woman named Martha let him stay at her house. 
She had a sister named Mary. Mary was sitting at Jesus’ feet and listening to him teach. 
But her sister Martha was busy doing all the work that had to be done. Martha went in and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” 
But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are getting worried and upset about too many things. 
Only one thing is important. Mary has made the right choice, and it will never be taken away from her.”

 
Lord, I thank you for helping me maintain a balance, however imperfectly I do it. I am grateful that your Spirit reminds me to slow down, relax, do not worry, do not get myself worked up with work like Martha. Yesterday morning I had a tiny meltdown, second day in a row not getting enough sleep (of course it’s three now, lol), forcing myself to get out of bed early so I can run over and stick a load of laundry in the community wash machine before anyone else needs it… only to find nearly DRY clothes inside the washer, and the drier full as well!! Argh!!! Sometimes I simply cannot BELIEVE how irresponsible and inconsiderate people can be!! I had a whole load of sopping wet clothes from the driving rain coming in around the A/C during the storm the night before, and I had a load of my own clothes that were waiting after that. THANK YOU for giving me an awesome Mate who is bold enough to take our wet stuff over, put the other people’s neglected clothing into the drier (after putting the other neglected pile on top of the drier or on the table, whatever)… taking charge of the situation and doing something that my little territorial self could NOT do! THANK YOU for giving BACK to me some of the care and cover that I give others, and please help me to be more calm the next time a situation like that arises. THANK YOU that this morning I could get up just after 6am and have my own clothes in the washer by 6:30, so that I can have all my stuff dry and out of the way before most other people here are even conscious — AND before the sun starts beating down mercilessly, lol. THANK YOU for the nice little black kitty in the tree this morning… even though I didn’t get to interact with it before it ran off. I seem to miss the cats at the other RV park more than I realize, because I feel a bit choked up writing this. Lord, I give you my heart, I give you my work, my time, my hands, my mind, my hopes and dreams. I know you will help me with every little thing I will ever face, not because of anything or anyone that I am, but because I do the two things YOU say will help us “be ready for anything”:

 
Colossians 4:2 ERV

Never stop praying. Be ready for anything by praying and being thankful

 

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